|(a) "Telemedicine" means veterinary medicine offered
or provided by a person to a patient at a different physical location
than the person using telecommunications or information technology.
(b) Pursuant to §801.251, Texas Occupations Code,
a person may not practice, or offer or attempt to practice, veterinary
telemedicine unless the person holds a license to practice veterinary
medicine issued by the Board.
(c) Pursuant to §801.351(a), Texas Occupations
Code, a person may not practice veterinary telemedicine unless a veterinarian-client-patient
relationship exists. Pursuant to §801.351(c), Texas Occupations
Code, a veterinarian-client-patient relationship may not be established
solely by telephone or electronic means.
(d) A person providing veterinary telemedicine is subject
to the professional standard of care that would apply to the provision
of the same services in an in-person setting.